Onaway & Millersburg UMC
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
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Pastor's Letter

My dear Onaway/ Millersburg UMC families,

Hello, Church!
I am greeting you during this season with the fall colors beginning to peek out. I hope everything is going well with you and your families.

We have been discussing "CHURCH" throughout September. I hope you remember what we have said together with one voice every Sunday morning, "We are the church together!" Even though we all different, we are all one in Christ - One Body, Many Valuable Parts. Our church is very much like this jigsaw puzzle. Each one of us has unique talents, abilities, and spiritual gifts. Furthermore, every one of us is vital to the big picture, to the proper functioning of this church - there are no spares or extras.

I strongly believe that God also has a big picture and plan for this, our community, Onaway/Millersburg UMC. As we are the pieces of God's puzzle, every piece of the puzzle is different but very important and meaningful. Each puzzle's piece has its own role. I hope we become one in Christ and with each other in ministry. I pray that we worship together and work together in ministry with the hearts full of love for God and our neighbors. Everybody is somebody because we’re in this together. I hope we can be the one body of Christ that loves Jesus and each other. I pray we can express Jesus' characteristics and share the love of God in the world and proclaim the Good news.

There is an important event coming up this month. Our church conference is coming on October 13th!!! This is one of our church's essential annual meetings that allows us to look back over the last year and discuss the next. I would like to express my gratitude to all the church leaders in every committee, who have had many meetings and filled out church reports for the conference. Thank you for your leadership and dedication. We've also discussed the vision and plan for our church's future. I am really looking forward to seeing how God works in our churches and how God will work though our churches in this community and in the world. I would like to ask you to pray for the church. May our churches grow spiritually, harmoniously, and numerously in Christ.

Back to the story of the church conference, I would like to invite you all the church conference. This church conference will be held at Indian River UMC at 6 pm., but I would like to invite you to come at 4 pm because there is a "Hub Connexion" of Tip of the Mitt Communities for the Northern Water District. It is the time to gather with other UMC churches around this area to share testimony and ministry. Also, dinner will be provided. Please join the conference and pray for our churches and the conference.

Ah, before finishing this letter, church! Please don't forget to sign up if you want to be a liturgist next year!!! It is our worship service. Let us make this service together with our worshipping hearts!

The days are getting chillier. Since the changing of the season, I have heard that many people do not feel well because of colds and/or allergies. I hope that you take care and don’t catch a cold. I pray for the health and happiness of you and your families.

Thank you. May God bless you.

Pastor's Challenge:
And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

 

With LOVE,
Sincerely,
YooJin